Smoothies are quite popular in many health and wellness scene because they can contain important nutrients that, otherwise, we don’t consume as is. This beverage can actually be a good source of essential vitamins and minerals depending on the ingredients that you are going to use. What’s great about this drink is that you can actually use any ingredient you have in mind then blend until the mixture becomes smooth. This is actually a good option for breakfast or after you workout to get some nutrients into your system.
Another advantage to making smoothies is that you can prepare the ingredients early on so you can simply toss all the fruits, vegetables, and what not in your blender and blend. If you are looking for recipes for your DIY smoothie, here are some options to take note of.
- Very berry. Berries are in when it comes to drinking healthy smoothies because they are packed with antioxidants that can combat free radicals that damage your skin cells. Get a clear resealable plastic bag and put 1 cup each of raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. You can slice the strawberries in small pieces if you like then pop the contents in the fridge. Blend them the next day until you achieve your desired consistency. Transfer the mixture in a glass and drink.
- Berry grape smoothie. Another quick recipe for your DIY smoothie is the berry grape smoothie. You will need a cup of strawberries, half a cup of water, a cup of blueberries, half a cup of grapes, and half a cup of plain whole milk yogurt. Put all the ingredients, except the liquid ones, in a labeled ziplock bag and put in the fridge. If you want to use it, you should add the liquids first in the blender before the rest of the ingredients. Blend until you have achieved the desired consistency and drink afterwards. You can add other ingredients like chia seeds, vegetables, and others if you desire.
- Mango sunrise. In this smoothie recipe, you will need 1 banana, 1 cup of strawberries, ½ cup of pineapple, and ½ cup of mango. You can slice the ingredients into smaller pieces so that it will be easier for you to blend them. Make sure that you blend them thoroughly so that you will get the vitamins and minerals that they contain.
- Sweet and sour berry smoothie. Berries are definitely in when it comes to making smoothies so here is another one that is worth trying out. For this recipe, you will need 2 kiwis peeled and halved, ½ cup of peaches, ½ cup of plain whole milk yogurt, 1 ½ cups of strawberries, and ½ cup of orange juice. Combine all the ingredients in a ziplock bag and place in the fridge or freezer. Add your choice of liquid base in your blender first before adding the contents of your ziplock bag. Blend until you get your desired texture. This way, you will be drinking important nutrients in your body easily.